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Nāku te Kaupapa, Māu e Tāniko

Te Aro o te Hā, Janaya Waitere; Ngāti Maniapoto
22 Oct 2021 to 12 Dec 2021
OPEN DAILY: 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm
Nāku te kaupapa, māu e tāniko weaves together the works of both past and current students of the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Maunga Kura Toi, Bachelor of Māori Arts programme.
Event type: 
Exhibition
Venue: 
Te Manawa Gallery
Address: 
326 Main Street, Palmerston North
Region: 
Online, Manawatu / Wanganui

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The selected works explore and reflect on Te Whare Pora (the house of weaving) through all three disciplines of Ngā mahi a te whare pora (Weaving), Whakairo (Carving) and Rauangi (Visual arts).

Reflecting on the parts of a finely woven kākahu (cloak), the title of this exhibition likens the body or ‘kaupapa’ of a kākahu to the foundation set by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in the creation of the Maunga Kura Toi programme. This is left to be adorned, like the patterned boarder of ‘tāniko’, by the achievements of the students who complete the programme. The works in this exhibition not only represent the history of Māori art education within

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, but is also an acknowledgement of the knowledge and beauty of the art of weaving, and most importantly a celebration of student success. 

Nāku te kaupapa, māu e tāniko: E raranga ana te kaupapa nei i ngā mahi ā ngā tauira o Maunga Kura Toi, ngā tauira o mua, o nāianei hoki. Ngā toi kua kōwhiringia e huritao ana, e whakatewhatewha ana i Te Whare Pora mā ngā pou e toru nei, arā ko Ngā Mahi ā Te Whare Pora, ko te Whakairo, ko te Rauangi hoki.

Whakaarotia ana ngā wāhanga i tētehi kākahu kua āta whatuhia, ko tā te ingoa o tēnei whakaaturanga he whakataurite i te tinana, i te kaupapa rānei o tētehi kākahu ki te tūāpapa, nā Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, i te uakitanga mai o te hōtaka o Maunga Kura Toi. Kua waiho tēnei kia whakanikohia, pēnei i te tāniko, e ngā angitūtanga a te tauira kua puta te ihu i te hōtaka. Ko ngā toi i tēnei whakaaturanga, ehara i te mea he whakahāngai noa iho i te hītoria o ngā mātauranga toi Māori, engari he whakanui anō hoki i te mātauranga me te ātaahua o te mahi raranga, ā, ko te puru rourou he whakarangatira i ngā angitūtanga a te tauira.

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Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

28 Oct 2021